August 13, 2020
The attic in the Georgia house was full...33 years worth of living. Most everything was either trashed or taken to Goodwill. We did find a few treasures...toys being at the top of the list. We packed them up and sent them to Felix (our grandson who just turned 4). I'm not sure who was most excited, Felix or his dad (our youngest son).
It’s still hot! Cooking inside isn’t a good idea this time of year in Moab so Joe has been busy at the grill...
homemade fresh veggie pizza , fresh asparagus, sweet Olathe corn on the cob (from Olathe, CO not too far from here), chicken, salmon and bacon burgers just to name a few of the things that have satisfied our taste buds. We were especially thrilled to find a huge tub of Olathe corn at City Market...5 ears for $1.00. We have bought it on two different stops there.
Three of us have sparkly, clean chompers. Sally was mad at me and refused to look up and smile.
Joe and I also had our pearly whites cleaned. I always dread teeth cleaning day. I am always happy when it is done!
So yesterday while running errands, we stopped at Desert Thread.
It was obvious that upon entering the small store, I wasn’t expecting what I saw. The colors, the textures, and the hand-made sweaters, scarves, hats and bags were amazingly gorgeous.
Many of the yarns in the store are local. And what ever felting is, I really want to learn how. It sure makes for some beautiful pieces.
But, first things first...knitting! My grandma crocheted, my mom knitted, and I enjoyed countless hours in years past doing counted cross stitch. I’ve had a hankering to learn how to knit for the past several months. I had done some internet research and Kathy, the owner of Desert Thread, agreed with my findings. She guided me on choices for needles and yarn. She is so friendly, helpful and passionate about wanting folks like me to be successful. It will take much practice to get a "rhythm" and "feel" for working the yarn and probably several more stops at Desert Thread for help.
I spent yesterday afternoon casting on and this morning while Joe was in the dentist chair, I added a second row.
I'm telling myself this is progress ! I have size 8 birch needles and a light color wool blend yarn.
Practice makes perfect. But then I read once that Vince Lombardi said, "Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect." I might in trouble !
I'll close with the prettiest sunset photo of the week...
Until next time...
|Photo taken January 2019 in LaJolla, CA|
HAPPY TRAILS !